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UK Strategy for Outward Student Mobility 2017-2020

Report
26 April 2017

New UK Strategy for Outward Student Mobility 2017 – 2020 has been launched by Universities UK International with aim to double the percentage of UK-domiciled, full-time, first degree students who undertake international placements as part of their higher education programmes to just over 13% of students by 2020.

This will create a new generation of global graduates, and a higher education culture in which international opportunities are an aspiration for all students.

In order to achieve its vision of increasing the proportion of UK-domiciled students accessing international opportunities, the second phase of the UK Strategy for Outward Student Mobility has the following six objectives:

  1. Promote the benefits of study and work abroad

  2. Monitor trends in student mobility

  3. Build capacity in UK higher education to facilitate outward mobility

  4. Share best practice in UK higher education

  5. Provide a collective voice for UK higher education

  6. Influence government for UK higher education

News

Comres poll: public views on international students

New ComRes poll: majority of British public would like to see the same number or more international students

13 April 2017
Nearly three-quarters (73%) of the British public would like to see the same number or more international students coming to study in the UK, after discovering the contribution they make to the economy and the jobs they generate.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester elected onto board of European University Association

7 April 2017
The election of Professor Paul Boyle onto the EUA board was announced at the EUA's annual conference taking place this week in Bergen (Norway).

Blog

What the British public really think about international students

13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.